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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Surprisingly, He's NOT a Jesuit!

.- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires wise U.S. engagement to build a better future for both peoples, and this future could be endangered by an embassy relocation, the U.S. Catholic bishops told the new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Bishop Oscar Cantu, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, said that resolving the conflict will require “critical, continued engagement” to overcome 50 years of conflict and its “egregious injustices and random acts of violence.”
The year 2017 would be an important year, marking “the fiftieth anniversary of a crippling occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, crippling for both peoples,” he said.

A couple things here, Bishop. First of all, is the land really "occupied"? In what sense? Who does the land belong to? Lebanon? Egypt? If so, why don't they want it back?

Second, who exactly do you think is throwing up roadblocks to peace? Israel? Has Israel ever threatened to destroy "Palestine", or push them into the sea?

Meanwhile...last night....

A barrage of rockets were fired at the Red Sea resort town of Eilat late Wednesday. Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system managed to intercept three of them. No Israelis were hurt in the incident...